Scott Pruitt, the new EPA administrator, has withdrawn an Obama era measure requiring oil and gas companies to submit data on methane leaks from their facility to the EPA. The notice came one day after representatives in the oil and gas states requested that he withdraw the measure. Many in the oil and gas industry saw the Obama era measure as a prelude to new regulations on existing oil and gas facilities. The notice, signed by Pruitt, states that the EPA “would like to assess the need” for the “data and reduce burdens on businesses while the agency assesses such need.”
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